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Each ThinkND Series presents an opportunity to delve deeply into a subject and learn from leading thinkers. Explore at your own pace, with no need to stress about a term paper or final exam!

Arts & Culture


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Explore human forms of expression, innovation, and creativity, reminding us of the uniqueness of the human spirit in the past, present, and future. Browse avenues for creative discovery and intellectual inquiry through the liberal arts and social sciences and their impact our shared history, our current cultures, and our potential futures.

To Hell or to Connacht: Stories of Irish Resilience

The fifth installment of the Kylemore Book will focus on the history, politics and culture of the west of Ireland. Kylemore is located in Connemara, Co Galway in the province.

Raphael's School of Athens: The Medium and the Message

One of the most famous and influential paintings of the Renaissance, contemporary with and rivaling Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling, Raphael’s fresco of ancient philosophers under a vaulted hall is both a.

Restoring Reason, Hope and Faith in Architecture

Our Fall Lecture Series, Restoring Reason, Hope and Faith in Architecture, features architects and urban planners from around the world who will ignite participants’ minds as we address the overlapping.

Lenten Perspectives: The Art of the Raclin Murphy Museum

Join FaithND and the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art for a journey of Lenten discovery through some of the most significant liturgical paintings in the Raclin Murphy collection, challenging you.

The Way of the Cross: A Passion Pilgrimage Through Song

Led by Grammy® Award winner and Director of the Notre Dame Folk Choir Dr. J.J. Wright, discover The Passion, a new artistic production combining Scripture with original poetry and set to original.

Restoring Reason, Beauty, and Trust in Architecture

Our Spring Lecture Series, Restoring Reason, Beauty, and Trust in Architecture, features architects and urban planners from around the world who will ignite participants’ minds as we address the overlapping.

London in Song

"London in Song" examines four songs in order to understand the history of popular entertainment in the metropolis. From the street ballads of Tyburn Fair celebrations that accompanied convicted felons.

Primo Levi’s The Truce: A Guide to Returning to Life

Written more than 15 years after the end of World War II, in The Truce, Primo Levi tells the story of his long journey home from Auschwitz after the liberation..

London Shakespeare Lecture 10th Anniversary Series

The Notre Dame London Global Gateway launches its Shakespeare series with Professor Peter Holland offering the 10th Annual Notre Dame London Shakespeare Lecture in Honour of Professor Sir Stanley Wells..

Lenten Music Through the Ages

Let the Rome Book Club guide you through the world of sacred music and the ways the artistic, religious, and intellectual communities in Rome helped to cultivate arguably the most.

A Hell of a City: Dante’s Inferno on the Road to Rome

Join the Rome Book Club for a guide to a few iconic moments in the Inferno (Hell), the first part of the Divine Comedy written by the Italian poet Dante.

An Irish Christmas at Kylemore

Travel to Kylemore Abbey — virtually — in December for some Christmas cheer with readings, performances, and recipes. The Kylemore Book Club will celebrate the season with Notre Dame and.

Where We're Going: Sports

At a time when the lives of many have been dramatically disrupted and work, education, and society’s functions are in a state of constant transition, explore this point in history.

Thinking with Newman - Educating with Intention Today

In 1852, John Henry Newman presented a series of lectures examining three matters of higher education: the nature of knowledge, the role of religious belief, and the importance of a.

Hitchcock in London

Before Alfred Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in 1939, he wrote, designed or directed over two dozen films in London, the city that was his birthplace and that remained a constant.

Understanding the Body with W.B. Yeats & James Joyce

This series, led by Declan Kiberd, will draw our focus closer to the human body, inviting readers to consider how the body is represented in the work of Irish authors.

Literature & Film in Lockdown

Literary accounts teach us that plagues and pandemics have recurred sporadically throughout human history, that sooner or later, they pass; that the timing of their passing is maddeningly unknowable; and.

Business


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In a time of increasing globalization, American businesses can be greatly impacted by consumer habits around the world. In these learning opportunities, Notre Dame experts expand upon macroeconomic and consumer trends both domestically and internationally.

Approaching Asia

With the presumptive global balance of economic and political power shifting toward Asia, it is essential to understand Asia and its contextin a world characterized by international insecurity and pandemic.

Ten Years Hence 2024: Artificial Intelligence - Promise and Peril

Ten Years Hence: Artificial Intelligence - Promise and Peril is a dynamic virtual course exploring the future of AI. Led by distinguished university and corporate researchers, the series dives into.

Virtues & Vocations

Consider issues related to character and work, how to pursue virtues such as hope and wisdom within higher education and the professions, and how mental health and moral purpose connect.

Ten Years Hence 2023: Is Globalism Dead?

2023 marks the 21st anniversary of the Mendoza College of Business signature lecture series, Ten Years Hence. We invite you to join with us to see and hear a variety.

Education for Flourishing

Consider issues related to character and work, how to pursue virtues such as hope and wisdom within higher education and the professions, and how mental health and moral purpose connect.

Ten Years Hence 2022: Life Beyond Earth

2022's Ten Years Hence marks the twentieth year of the lecture series. The theme for 2022, Life Beyond Earth, will explore a number of interesting subjects, including space tourism, commercialization.

Civil Discourse: Becoming a Better Conversation Partner

Learn from academics and practitioners who are changing the way we think about civil discourse in a time of competing perspectives.  Join us as we examine the tools, frameworks, and.

Anticipatory Innovation

Has the way we work changed forever? We talk about the post-pandemic future as a return to the past — a pathway back to the way we were living, conducting.

The Power of Social Entrepreneurship

Explore the transformative potential of social entrepreneurship and examine its relationship with poverty and the private sector, both locally and globally. Hosted in partnership by the Pulte Institute for Global.

Ten Years Hence 2021: News, Fake News, and Deep Fakes

Explore issues, ideas, and trends likely to affect business and society over the next decade. Students, faculty and the community use guest speaker comments as a springboard for structured speculation.

Communicating Across Cultures

Whether you are operating a global business or working within a highly diverse American workplace, effective intercultural communication skills are critical. In this series with Prof. Jim O'Rourke, you will.

Current Times & Social Issues


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Though American politics have always been polarized, they appear more so now than ever before. Listen to experts from the University weigh in on topics from politics and social justice to the environment and poverty.

Conversations That Matter: Mental Health and the Catholic Church

In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, the Vatican Dicastery for Integral Human Development called upon the Church to live out its call as a healing community. Today, when.

Seasons of Change: Care & Support for Yourself & Others

What allows some individuals to maintain their health and well-being into their senior years better than others do? Join Cindy Bergeman, Notre Dame professor and chair of the Department of.

Black Domers 2

As our nation continues to face urgent calls for racial justice, many members of the Notre Dame family are seeking safe spaces for honest dialogue that can advance understanding and.

Jerusalem TalksND Podcast

Jerusalem TalksND podcast is a series of conversations organized and recorded by Notre Dame Jerusalem with the purpose of amplifying the unique encounters that are made possible through the University’s.

Pilgrimage for Healing and Liberation

Organized by the Medieval Institute, Pilgrimage for Healing and Liberation will take us from the deep past to the present day to discover what the practice of pilgrimage offered our.

Where We're Going: Healthcare

Focus on healthcare and timely issues like public health and healthcare technology with Notre Dame faculty and industry practitioners.

Where We're Going: Privacy

At a time when the lives of many have been dramatically disrupted and work, education, and society’s functions are in a state of constant transition, explore this point in history.

Black Domers

This fall, all alumni, parents, and friends of Notre Dame are invited to join the affinity groups in unpacking Black Domers: African-American Students at Notre Dame in Their Own Words..

Bridging the Divide 2020

We at the University of Notre Dame are not immune from the political polarization in our nation. However, we have the benefit of being members of a supportive academic community.

Global Dialogues


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Learn how Notre Dame aims to affect positive, significant, and sustainable change around the world. From issues surrounding citizenship and migration to human development and international politics, engage in conversations that seek to improve our global society.

Raising Resilient Children

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are a time of tremendous potential and enormous vulnerability. The work of forging pathways out of poverty for children on the margins.

Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis

Learn about the global water crisis by connecting with partners around the world to study issues of water, including its accessibility, its impact on cities, and its importance to equity.

The Church in Asia

Discover Christianity in China from its entry in the 7th century to the present. From the very beginning, Christian evangelization has been a process of inculturation and of negotiation with.

Beyond the Border: The Realities of Migration

Migration from Central America to the U.S. continues to make headlines and drive policy discussions. This series will use research-based evidence to go beyond this narrative and discuss the issues.

The Church in Africa

Discover the contemporary vitality of Christianity, and especially the Catholic Church, while considering the Christian past in Africa and the likely Christian future. As the number of Christians — including.

The Global Church and Islam

The Church teaches that Christ is the final and definitive self-revelation of God, yet Islam comes after Christianity and challenges Christian teaching. How should Christians understand Islam and respond to.

The Global Citizen

At a time when the lives of many have been dramatically disrupted and work, education and society’s functions are in a state of constant transition, explore this point in history.

Leadership: Impact, Fulfillment and Well-Being


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At Notre Dame, we focus on educating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. Examine various aspects of resiliency, education, personality, identity, and character development critical to professional growth and advancement. Notre Dame experts focus on topics from corporate social responsibility to effective leadership.

Ethics at Work Podcast

Welcome to Ethics at Work, the podcast where Notre Dame educators discuss questions of meaning, purpose, and value in the context of our working life. We are Paul Blaschko, Megan.

Leadership in Public Conversation

During the 2023-2024 academic year, we are exploring the topic of Leadership in Public Conversation, and are hearing from leaders across disciplines and industries who can speak to relevant topics.

Inspiring Conversations: Kinship

Since its inception in the Fall of 2020, The Inspiring Conversations series has brought insightful speakers and conversations to communities in over 34 countries from around the world. In the 2022-2023 academic.

Creating Your Inspired Journey

The Inspired Leadership Initiative (ILI) presents this new series: Creating Your Inspired Journey - an opportunity to be intentional about discovering, discerning, and designing a life with purpose. We will.

The Good Life Method

Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko, Notre Dame philosophy professors and co-authors of the newly released book The Good Life Method, invite you to join a series of thoughtful, timely conversations.

Journey Towards Purpose

Notre Dame’s Inspired Leadership Initiative invites you to tune in for the next segment in its Inspiring Conversations series, “Journey Towards Purpose,” featuring well-known leaders focused on guiding people toward.

Transforming Lives and Lives Transformed

“Transforming Lives and Lives Transformed” and will focus on three critical and timely topics: pursuing a Second Act, the intersection of Spirituality and Leadership, and Solving Societal Problems.

Leading People in an Ever-Changing World

A new series from the Inspired Leadership Initiative features leaders from across many disciplines and industries. Led by Tom Schreier and Chris Stevens, the concepts of human-centered leadership – mission,.

What to Believe in Uncertain Times?

This four-part digital micro-course, led by Dr. Paul Blaschko, is designed to help you learn how to constructively debate, positively make arguments, and change or confirm your own beliefs as.

What Makes a Life Good?

The first course in the Big Questions program, What Makes a Life Good? features content from God and the Good Life, Notre Dame's innovative first philosophy course, designed and developed.

Religion & Spirituality


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Guided by the ideal of “faith seeking understanding,” Notre Dame educates its students in faith and reason through the study of Catholicism, history of Christianity, world religions, and moral theology. Discover topics like the relationship between religion and science, the connection of Christianity to culture, Catholic Social Teaching.

Grace Period

As we journey together through the solemn days of Lent, the Alliance for Catholic Education and ThinkND invite you to join us as we walk toward the light that our.

Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit: Rome 2022

Established in 2020, Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative promotes religious freedom for people of all faiths through scholarship, events, and the Law School’s Religious Liberty Clinic. The inaugural.

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)


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Notre Dame strives to remain on the cutting edge of education and research in science, technology, engineering, and math. Explore big data, algorithms in our everyday lives, physics, and how experts continue to critically think about and evaluate these new advances.

Wine, Behind the Curtain

Most people enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner, and some discuss the complexities of taste, but we’re returning to basics. What is wine? How is it made? Let’s.

The Secret Life of Spirits

What are spirits? How are they made? Join us for a new series in the Science & Business of Wine, Spirits and Beer family: The Secret Life of Spirits, from.

Neuroscience and (Your) Behavior

The study of neuroscience and behavior offers deep insight into understanding our own thinking and how we engage with others. This self-awareness can ultimately encourage us to consider our responsibility.

Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 conversation

Consider This! hosts Beidinger-Burnett and McDowell will talk to Notre Dame and community experts to explore COVID-19 issues in-depth, explaining the science and research that underpins each topic in an.

Numbers Can Lie

The famous saying, “numbers don’t lie,” might work when reporting the score of a football game, but even then, the numbers don’t tell the whole story. In the three sessions.

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